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Vinson R.

27 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow, Mastiff

Vinson's Resident Pets

Parson Russell Terrier
13 yr 3 mo old

Vinson's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Vinson

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned seven dogs over the years. From a Doberman to a Pomeranian. I now am the proud owner of Schatzi, my Jack Russell Terrier. He is friendly with all other pets. He is active, loves to run, fetch, and gets
along well with all animals. I am a fun-
loving owner and I love my dog with all
my heart.

The first (and definitely last) time I
boarded my dog in a kennel for 8 days
was an awful experience for both of us.
I will NEVER do it again. They did not
give him his toys or his bedding and
sent me home with an unopened bag of
his favorite treats. He was drugged so
much that he could not lift his head for
days. This is the reason why I want
owners to have a safer and more caring
option. I will NOT sequester, cage, or
ignore your pups.

I use a safe top-of-the-line home
defense insect killer inside and outside
of the house before your babies arrive
and after they leave. It is important that
neither of us have problems in that

I have a 2,500 square-foot home, which
I own, with a large, privately fenced-in
backyard with a deck. I work from home
so I am always here which makes me a
great candidate.

I'm in a central location nestled between Tampa and Orlando. I only watch one family's pups at a time so
that your babies will be the only one's

Since I am a research fanatic, I pride
myself on learning the most about the
breed of your babies before you arrive.

Avoid bringing plush or squeaky toys.
Schatzi doesn't chew on anything in the
house, but he has a strange aversion
towards plush toys and tennis balls and
tends to destroy them in a matter of
minutes. If I buy a squeaky toy for him I
always remove the plastic squeaky part
for fear of him choking on it. My little
man uses Advantix flea prevention. He
also has Trifexus once a year. Please
try to use it (or a comparable product)
on your babies.

PLEASE NOTE: Drop off times should be no earlier than 8 a.m. And pickup times should be no later than 10 p.m.

***Rates are doubled on the following holidays: Christmas Day, Thanksgiving
Day, and New Year's Eve Day.***
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Vinson R.

27 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 16, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vinson's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Vinson's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
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27 Reviews
Vinson was a great host to our baby girl! Of course we were nervous about leaving her a couple of nights with someone she never met! But Vinson did a great job with her! As excited as she was to see us when we returned, it was easy to see she already loved Vinson as well. We will definitely have him host our baby next time we need a sitter!
Vinson is top notch and we all love him!
Vinson took care of Diogi as if he were his own pup. Diogi had plenty of outside play time. He adjusted quickly to being dropped off (this was his first time), and Vinson sent pics of him throughout the week so I felt completely comfortable. A happy dog makes a happy dog mommy!
Our dogs were excited to see Vinson again- that says it all!
Our dogs loved Vinson- and we do too
Now when I leave my Jesse James he runs right into Vinsons house and feels at home. I know he is in good hands.
Vinson was wonderful! We have an older Boston that has stayed with pet sitters before and new Boston that we recently rescued that had a pretty rough abuse history and can be a bit crazy. Vinson sent us updates, responded quickly when I texted to check in and the dogs seemed well cared for when I picked them up. Vinson's own dog is adorable and was totally welcoming to my bostons. I would recommend him and will use his services in the future :)
Jesse had a great time with Vinson. Vinson had a flu and Jesse cuddled with him, I think Jesse took care of Vinson this trip. At least he is a happy camper.........he's looking forward to his next VACAY with his buddy Vinson.
Vinson is a great host and always treats Tiger great and makes him welcome. His dog is very friendly and they do well together. This was his 2nd vacation and we will be sure to return.
We found Vinson to be very accommodating and always kept me up to date with how Jesse James was doing. He sent pix so it put my mind at ease. Jesse made himself at home, took over the couch and his bed. Also enjoyed Vinson's cooking. I guess he will be a steady customer even though it takes us 50 minutes to get there.
Vinson is awesome, he treats your dog like his own and makes your dog as well as the owner feel very comfortable in his home! We love him!!!!
Vinson was a life saver and helped me out with a last minute accommodation. In addition he took the time to help my Dog make friends with his. When I arrived to pickup my dog he was very excited to see me but wasn't ready to leave his new friends. Thank you for providing a vacay for my dog. My dog will be looking forward to a reunion in the future. Thank you for your help.
Fantastic! We would definitely use Vinson again. Thanks so much., Vinson!
Vinson was an excellent host. Lumie had great fun with he and Schatzi. She was excited to see us and get in the car but had a nice long nap when we got home. That's a sure sign that she had lots of fun on her vacay. Vinson has a great setup where dogs have full access to the backyard which Lumie loves. We'lll definitely be seeing Vinson and Schatzi again. It's so great to know we have a great place for our furry little friend to spend a few days when we bring her on extended vacations with us.
Your search for a dog sitter in Lakeland ends here. Vinson is top notch.
Vinson is great. He sent me a photo of my dog relaxing on her back with her feet up. I knew she was happy and secure. Highly recommend.
I felt good about Vinson within seconds. My feelings were confirmed when I picked up my Roxanne, she was happy and relaxed. This is as good as it gets.
Vinson was great, very flexible with my ever changing schedule. Gave my pup the attention she needed. I'll certainly use his services again.
We Left chapman with Vinson for three days and Vinson was very caring and sensitive to his needs. This was the first time Chapman had been away from us in 21/2 years after we had rescued him. I would bring him back to Vinson in a second as we were very happy!
What a relief! I knew immediately Skipper was going to be fine, and we could spend a nice Thanksgiving with a not dog friendly family. Vinson's photos helped too. Loved seeing Skipper so content. I would highly recommend!!
Vinson did a awesome job with our girl Gigi. He text us many times with updates and pics. It was our first time to use Dogvacay and will use it for now on, or I should say I will use Vinson for now on. Gigi had a great time there, she has been resting up since her stay. Again great job Vinson, thank you very much.
Once again, another great experience with Vinson! Rocky loves staying with Vinson and we know that he's in great hands while he's there! Thanks Vinson!
I'm so glad we found Vinson to take care of our Rocky! Rocky has some pretty bad separation anxiety issues and has never done well in a traditional boarding/kennel situation. Vinson and his pup were so welcoming to Rocky and Rocky fit right in! We'd definitely recommend Vinson to take great care of your pup!!
Vinson was fantastic! He was able to meet us and keep our dog on relatively short notice. He checked in regularly. Most importantly, Coco was happy and healthy upon our return. We will definitely be booking with Vinson again. Thank you!!!
We could not have asked for a better dog sitter than Vince! He was so sweet with our dog Scooter, and also flexible and easy to work with. He is obviously a true dog lover-- exactly the kind of person we want to leave our "baby" with.

Vince's house is a great environment for dogs- he has a big back yard and a friendly dog, who was a great playmate for Scooter. Vince definitely pampered Scooter during his stay. He spent time throwing the ball for Scooter in the yard, let Scooter sleep in his bedroom at night, and even gave him homemade dog cookies and doggie ice cream!

In addition, Vince was great to work with. He was easy to get in touch with and was super accommodating in terms of working with our schedule. He sent us photos of Scooter having a great time and sent text updates on how he was doing throughout his stay.

We had a wonderful experience with Vince as our dog sitter. We will request him for all of our future dog vacay needs!!

~Jen from Lakeland
Vinson was a wonderful babysitter for our babies. They told us they had a great time. I will use him again. I highly recommend him.
Vinson is a dog lover. So who better to leave r two girls with. They went in and made themselves at home. We never had to leave our girls. Met with Vinson and new he was the "ONE". You will be at ease with leaving your babies. I will be leaving our girls with him the next time we vacation. Thanks Vinson R
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